From Gallup comes the following … President Barack Obama approval rating falls to 43%. One has to wonder how his approval rating does not fall even lower with continued poor job reports, 8.2% unemployment, record number of Americans on food stamps, millions of Americans no longer in the work force, record federal debt, a failed $787 billion stimulus bill, Obama evoking executive privilege with ‘Fast & Furious’ docs in stonewalling the family of murdered border agent Brian Terry and on the verge of the SCOTUS either declaring the ‘individual mandate’ Unconstitutional or the entire Obamacare law.
Michelle Malkin Hammers uber-Lib Tamara Holder on Hannity Discussing Fast & Furious and Executive Privilege: “No I’m Not Going to Let You Get Away With That Lie!”
Michelle Malkin … You Go Girl!!!
Michelle Malkin is on a roll this week. Gone are the days of Conservatives allowing the LEFT to get away with spreading their lies and BS. We are sick and tired and are not going to take it anymore. Enter Michelle Malkin. Last night on Hannity, Malkin obliterated Tamara Holder for trying to spew misrepresentations and the typical liberal talking points regarding the Fast & Furious scandal and the Obama executive privilege. Michelle Malkin was not going to let the LEFT get away with their typical “blame Bush” nonsense.Watch and enjoy Michelle handing Tamara her lunch.
“No I’m Not Going to Let You Get Away With That Lie!”
VIDEO Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
House Panel Recommends Attorney General Eric Holder Contempt Citation Along Party Lines 23-17 … Full House Vote Set for next Week
Following President Barack Obama’s last second rescue of Attorney General Eric Holder and invoking Executive Privilege in the Fast and Furious scandal, the US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recommended that Holder be cited for contempt of Congress. The vote was along party lines, 23 to 17. Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) went forth with the measure, saying the White House assertion of executive privilege “falls short” of any reason to delay the hearing.
Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious weapons sting operation.
The vote ended an extraordinary daylong hearing that took place after President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege over some documents sought by the panel investigating Fast and Furious.
The committee measure now goes to the full House for consideration, expected next week, of what would be an unprecedented event — Congress holding a sitting attorney general in contempt.
Mere minutes after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s decision, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA.) announced that the full House will vote on the contempt measure next week. If this vote goes forward, it will be interesting to see what Democrats Representatives do who are in “swing” and “battleground” states.
“While we had hoped it would not come to this, unless the attorney general reevaluates his choice and supplies the promised documents, the House will vote to hold him in contempt next week,” the Republican leaders said in a statement. “If, however, Attorney General Holder produces these documents prior to the scheduled vote, we will give the Oversight Committee an opportunity to review in hopes of resolving this issue.”
Just how many US Representatives are going to appear to the voters as being for withholding documents against the family of slain border agent Brian Terry? The family of murdered Brian Terry has stated that Barack Obama has made matters worse by invoking “executive privilege”.
Terry family attorney Pat McGroder on Wednesday released the following statement from Terry’s parents Josephine Terry and Kent Terry Sr.: “Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to fully disclose the documents associated with Operation Fast and Furious and President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege serves to compound this tragedy. It denies the Terry family and the American people the truth.”
The Terrys said that their son “was killed by members of a Mexican drug cartel armed with weapons from this failed Justice Department gun trafficking investigation. For more than 18 months we have been asking our federal government for justice and accountability. The documents sought by the House Oversight Committee and associated with Operation Fast and Furious should be produced and turned over to the committee. Our son lost his life protecting this nation, and it is very disappointing that we are now faced with an administration that seems more concerned with protecting themselves rather than revealing the truth behind Operation Fast and Furious.”
Fast & Furiousgate: Barack “Milhous” Obama Invokes ‘Executive Privilege’ Over Documents Requested From Attorney general Holder With Regards to ‘Fast and Furious’
Obama is finished … WHAT DOES THE WHITE HOUSE HAVE TO HIDE?
Barack “Milhous” Obama invokes ‘Executive Privilege’ over the documents requested by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, with regards to ‘Fast and Furious’. At the 11th hour, Barack Obama, the man who claimed he was going to have the most transparent Presidency ever, is now hiding behind executive privilege. The question now becomes not what Eric Holder knew and when did he know it, but what did Barack Obama know and when did he know it?
President Obama on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over documents sought by a House panel ahead of its vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
It’s the first time Obama has used executive privilege since taking office. A White House aide said the president had gone longer without asserting the privilege in a congressional dispute than any other president in the last three decades.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his panel was “evaluating” a letter from Deputy Attorney General James Cole asserting the privilege that arrived minutes before Issa’s committee was to begin contempt proceedings
Talk about your political calculations by Barack Obama. The Obamamessiah cannot talk about the economy, he can’t talk about the $15.6 trillion national debt, he can’t talk about the failed $787 billion stimulus and the no jobs created from the failed plan, he can’t talk about the record Americans on food stamps, nor the millions of Americans who have just left the work force. Instead Obama is playing a game of Fast and Furious scandal chicken in preventing the GOP from getting docs in a brazen game to divert America’s attention from the disastrous economy and hoping that Republicans overplay their hand. This is how bad the president has it for reelection. A scandal is better than talking about the economy.
Think about it, how damning must these documents be if Barack Obama played politics and escalated the Fast & Furious scandal to this level. The Obama Administration now appears that it is more important to protect themselves that providing the truth to the gun running program and how it played with regards to the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry. As reported at ABC News, Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) states that the last second move by Barack Obama raises “monumental questions.”
Grassley, who has been leading a Senate investigation into Fast and Furious, said Obama’s move raises “monumental questions.”
Deal or No Deal … NO DEAL: Rep. Issa and AG Eric Holder Meet, No Docs Provided by Justice Dept … Issa Says ‘disappointed’ & Contempt of Congress Vote Against Holder will Move Forward
Deal or No Deal … NO DEAL!!!
Its a game of Contempt of Congress chicken between Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa and Attorney General Eric Holder. Issa and Holder met yesterday in what proved to be a waste of time and more of the same with the obstruction and the AG not turning over documents that have been subpoena with regards to the “Fast & Furious” scandal that left a US border patrol agent dead. Holder failed to produce the requested documents and according to Rep. Issa, the contempt vote against Holder will go forward in the House.
The meeting between Attorney General Eric Holder and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa has ended after 20 minutes of discussion. Holder came with an offer of a briefing on Fast and Furious documents, but did not physically turn over any documents. This is unsatisfactory to Issa who has said repeatedly that in order for Holder to avoid a contempt vote Wednesday at 10 AM, he must hand over 1300 Fast and Furious documents to the Committee.
“The documents they may choose to give in the future, we need before tomorrow,” Issa said to reporters. ““Ultimately the documents needed for postponement seem to be in their possession.”
Holder’s failure to produce documents at the 5 PM meeting come after he failed to present them by this morning as requested, after he failed to respond to an October 2011 subpoena as requested and after more than a year of requests for transparency surrounding his role in Operation Fast and Furious.
Senator Charles Grassley, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, also issed a statement:
“The Attorney General wants to trade a briefing and the promise of delivering some small, unspecified set of documents tomorrow for a free pass today. He wants to turn over only what he wants to turn over and not give us any information about what he’s not turning over. That’s unacceptable. I’m not going to buy a pig in a poke. Chairman Issa is right to move forward to seek answers about a disastrous government operation.”
From The American Spectator … The Documents, No Peace.
The “Fast and Furious” scandal, coupled with “Leek-gate” and the Unconstitutional acts by Barack Obama is going to cost him dearly in the 2012 election.
The Audacity of Obama’s AG Eric Holder … The Emails Referencing ‘Fast and Furious’ Weren’t Talking About ‘Fast and Furious’ … The Lying Kings!
It all depends on what
is, is ‘Fast and Furious’, is …
Yesterday Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee that the Justice Department emails discussing “Fast and Furious” were not related to the “Fast and Furious” gun running operation. Huh? Who knew that there was another “Fast and Furious” program that the DOJ was running? In an unrelated story, the missing 18 minutes of tape discussing ‘Watergate’ were not referencing Watergate either.
How very sad that the Obama administration is allowed to just lie to Congress and cover up the scandal of ‘Fast and Furious’. What a farce that Congress would go after Roger Clemons and not Holder. What priorities our government has.
Read the full story at CNS:
Attorney General Eric Holder claimed during congressional testimony today that internal Justice Department emails that use the phrase “Fast and Furious” do not refer to the controversial gun-walking operation Fast and Furious.
Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who read excerpts of the emails at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department oversight, Holder claimed that the phrase “Fast and Furious” did not refer to Fast and Furious but instead referred to another gun-walking operation known as “Wide Receiver.”
However, the emails refer to both programs — “Fast and Furious” and the “Tucson case,” from where Wide Receiver was launched — and reveal Justice Department officials discussing how to handle media scrutiny when both operations become public.
The Lonely Conservative wonders how Holder can keep straight face while answering the questions when he is lying at best. Actually, I wonder how he is not struck down by lightening and what is taking Congress to file contempt of Congress charges against this guy? Grow a set Boehner.
GOP House Plan to Hold Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder & Justice Department in Contempt of Congress for Obstruction over Failed Fast and Furious Gun Tracking Program.
US Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) has stated that the House will hold Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department in contempt of Congress if Holder continues to stonewall and not provide the information requested regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun tracking program.
House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program.
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution.
“We have issued a subpoena,” Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a member of the oversight committee, said earlier on Fox News. “We have bent over backwards to be patient and take time. (Holder) is leading us down a path where we have no other choice.”
Earlier this week Issa called the Obama White House “the most corrupt in government history.” Well, if the corrupt Obama government accusation fits, wear it.
If adopted by the GOP-led House, the contempt resolution would be sent to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington or perhaps an independent counsel in an attempt to force the Justice Department to provide tens of thousands of internal documents to the committee.
A contempt resolution would also escalate a political feud between Issa and the Obama administration. Earlier this week Issa called the Obama White House “the most corrupt in government history.” At a hearing in December, he compared Holder to disgraced Atty. Gen. John Mitchell from the President Nixon era, a comment that prompted Holder to fire back in language reminiscent of the bitter Senate hearings led by former Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.): “Have you no shame?”
But we know that Eric Holder knew nothing about Fast and Furious because he told us so. Yeah, right.
Former VP Dick Cheney Calls Obama an ‘Unmitigated Disaster to the country’ … As They Say, If the “Unmitigated” Shoe Fits …
Well is the “unmitigated disaster” fits Mr President …
Dick Cheney can best be described as new heart, same passion … Just three weeks after Dick Cheney’s heart transplant surgery, the former Vice President made the following comment referring to President Barack Obama, “He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country.” Cheney went on to say that he could not remember a more important time to defeat an incumbent President like Barack Obama. Cheney certainly knows how to drive the LEFT crazy. However, if one actually looks at Obama’s record, even the LEFT, they know that Obama has been a failure as President.
Dick Cheney, just weeks after undergoing heart transplant surgery, plunged back into the political theater Saturday — praising presumptive nominee Mitt Romney while slamming President Obama as an “unmitigated disaster.”
The tough words came during an hour-and-15-minute talk at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne on Saturday.
He sat in a plush chair throughout the long chat with daughter Liz Cheney and looked decidedly healthier than recent appearances where he has been gaunt and used a cane.
The United States has record federal debt, record people of food stamps, 8.2% unemployment, a 30 year low of employer participation in the work force, wasted Stimulus tax payer funds, continued housing foreclosures and gas prices doubled during his tenure. Add in Obamacare, the failed green energy scandals like Solyndra and the “Fast & Furious” scandal. So how is Obama not an “unmitigated disaster”?
Barack Obama’s Attorney General Let Top Fast and Furious Suspect Go … Its time for Eric Holder to go!
Yet more disastrous news coming out from the ill fated ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running scandal. US Federal agents actually detained the top suspect and main target in the gun running program, then let him go. After being caught, Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta pledged to cooperate and keep in touch with investigators. However, he slipped back into Mexico and was never heard from again. Go figure. Imagine what would have happened if ATF agents had actually arrested t Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta?
Federal agents stopped the main target of the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious in May 2010. After they questioned him, he disappeared back into Mexico, and the program went on to spiral out of control.
Seven months after federal agents began the ill-fated Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation, they stumbled upon their main suspect in a remote Arizona outpost on the Mexican border, driving an old BMW with 74 rounds of ammunition and nine cellphones hidden inside.
Detained for questioning that day in May 2010, Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta described to agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives his close association with a top Mexican drug cartel member, according to documents obtained this weekend by the Times/Tribune Washington Bureau.
The top Fast and Furious investigator, Special Agent Hope MacAllister, scribbled her phone number on a $10 bill after he pledged to cooperate and keep in touch with investigators.
Then Celis-Acosta disappeared into Mexico. He never called.
More from PJ Media. Is it really believable that a top target in the ‘Fast and Furious’ program could have been detained and then released to trade up for a bigger fish and Attorney General Eric Holder never knew anything about it? Really? Who said that Obama had no scandals in his Administrations? This one is a biggy and many are doing their best to cover it up. Makes many wonder how it took so long for this story to come out.
GUN CONTROL: Eric Holder circa 1995 … We Must “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way”
If the MSM is not going to vet these folks, then the blogosphere will …
BIG GOVERNMENT.com has uncovered the following VIDEO of Attorney General Eric Holder from 1995 doing his best to take away our Second Amendment rights. Holder announced a public campaign at a Woman’s National Democratic Club speech to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.
Just curious, isn’t it the entertainment industry that Holder blames for the guns the very ones who support Obama?
click on pic to watch the VIDEO from Breitbart.com
Holder was addressing the Woman’s National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to “change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC” about guns.
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”
Holder added that he had asked advertising agencies in the nation’s capital to assist by making anti-gun ads rather than commercials “that make me buy things that I don’t really need.” He had also approached local newspapers and television stations, he said.
BRAINWASH? Really Mr. Holder, as stated by the Jawa Report, is this why you were all in on “Fast & Furious”? Oh that’s right, you were never aware of that scandal. A note to Eric Holder and his ilk, it is not cool to carry a gun, IT IS A US CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT!!!
Be very careful America … as stated by the Lonely Conservative, Holder et all think you are sheep. Do not make their job so easy and follow blindly. These folks have an agenda and imagine what an Obama administration second term would look like when he had no accountability to the people being a lame duck.